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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Altered Dies #1

Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a good day! This is the first of the series I will be doing on altered dies. I will be be doing this series on the first and third Thursdays of each month. I hope you will be inspired by my project today. I have been going through my dies and seeing NEW ways I can use them. I used three different dies and altered them on this card.

I started with my NEW Sizzix Tea Time die and the Cheery Lynn Lattice die shown here.

Next I cut the lattice using the Tea Time die for it to look like this.

I patted Versa Mark ink over the lattice shape, sprinkled on Sparkle embossing powder from Sparkle N Sprinkle and heat set it. I then cut off the handle on the teacup and adhered the lattice shape over the cup for it to look like snow blocks of an igloo and then I cut an opening for a door.

I also added White Liquid Applique and Sparkle N Sprinkle Waterscape glitter to the bottom for "snow."

Next I used this Spellbinders Bracket Border die for my snow banks. I cut three of these, turned them upside down and glued them together.

The saying on the card is from Sparkle N Sprinkle and the penguin is a Fiskars stamp.

I hope this has inspired you to look at your dies differently. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

Challenges entered:

Dies R Us:  Something New
Scrapy Land:  Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Something New


Shona Erlenborn said...

What a fun card April. Very creative - love the ideas for the igloo and snow.

Darlene said...

Very creative use of your dies and the end result is fabulous! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Something NEW’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

P.S. DID YOU KNOW? A friend and I have a new challenge blog. Please check it out. Double D Challenges

Heidi Stamps said...

Very clever! I have a snowflake border punch and I think it would be cute to try to make hills like you did here.

Donna Ellis said...

LOL! Your are OH-SO-CLEVER, Miss April! Darling card, and such a great use of the lattice and cup to create the igloo! Your frilly snowbanks are perfect! But aren't you glad they don't exist where you live? LOL Darling card in every way!
Thanks for playing in the {Scrapy Land Challenge}! Hope to see your pretty projects again soon!
crafty hugs,
{Creative Smiles}

Lori Kobular said...

Very creative ideas on using your dies! Love it! Your igloo looks terrific! Love the little penguin too! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #33!

Sue said...

April you clever girl you, such a cute igloo and snowbanks. Nice to get more use out of expensive dies, great ideas. Cute card too!


glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

You are a very clever girl! I love how you are using these dies in a new and very creative way! Thanks for being a part of our "Something New" challenge at Dies R Us!

Conniecrafter said...

You are so creative, there is no way I would have looked at those two and thought yeah that would make a good igloo, your scene is just too cute!

scrappymo! said...

Such lovely and very creative ideas here. I think this series will be fun to follow.
Great card, April.

scrappymo! said...

Such lovely and very creative ideas here. I think this series will be fun to follow.
Great card, April.

debby4000 said...

I love your igloo, how clever of you to use the dies this way and its perfect for the penquin.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

E. Marie said...

Love how you used the different dies to create this sweet card. Thank you for sharing with Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge

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